Kaizen Promotion Officer, Lean Manufacturing Manager 8/20/2016

Serta Simmons Bedding Cullman, AL

Company
Serta Simmons Bedding
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28907668
AJE Ref #
575945886
Location
Cullman, AL
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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GENERAL PURPOSE:
Research, plans, trains, executes and facilitates operational improvement programs in order to create a culture of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing that leads to associate empowerment, elimination of waste, and improvements in safety, quality, service and cost.Leads Kaizen events per Program guidelines designed to forward and sustain continuous improvement initiatives.Identify opportunities for Kaizen events that provide quantifiable and sustainable results.Develop and communicate metrics for measurement of continuous improvement; monitor and analyze quantitative and qualitative results related to initiatives on a continual basis.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Fosters a safety culture and the implementation of safety policies and training in compliance with the company safety program and OSHA regulations to eliminate work related injuries.

Leads Kaizen events and continuous improvement projects through cross-functional team facilitation and project management.

Uses lean manufacturing tools (e.g., value stream mapping, Kaizen, Charters, 5S, Gemba walks, LMS, root cause problem solving) to identify and develop solutions that drive operational improvement

Acts as primary liaison with steering committees and networks with other plant's KPOs to support programs designed to continually improve operations and eliminate waste

Provides leadership by mentoring associates in the use of Lean tools, ensuring transfer of knowledge, and creating a culture of continuous improvement

Collects and analyzes the data on Plant processes, procedures and performance using evaluation tools and makes recommendations on improvement opportunities

Tracks, monitors, and reports regularly on project status; monitor product and process improvement milestones to ensure on-time completion and sustainability

Analyzes, develops, ratifies, implements, and standardizes manufacturing best practices across the network

Establishes collaborative relationship with local plant leadership

REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of 3 - 5 years in lean manufacturing

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

Experience leading/facilitating multiple Kaizen events/programs and/or key participant role in a large plant lean transformation initiative

Certified Six Sigma Black or Green belt

Willing and able to travel up to 20%

Ideal candidates will have prior experience leading Kaizen events, implementing lean manufacturing, and utilizing lean tools. Ideal candidates will have prior experience leading Kaizen events, implementing lean manufacturing, and utilizing lean tools.